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Drinking Behavior May Be Tied to Early Alcohol Use


HealthDay News
March 16, 2011
Young adults are more likely to be heavy drinkers if they took their first drink of alcohol at an early age and also had to cope with stressful life events, a new study suggests.

The finding comes from a study that included 166 women and 140 men in Germany who were asked about when they started drinking, whether they'd encountered any stressful life events in the previous three years, what daily hassles they might have had in the previous months, and what their drinking behaviors were at age 22. Participants also provided details about the amount of alcohol they consumed and how often they drank in the month before they were questioned.

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Keywords: drinking, behavior, early alcohol use

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